Want to help families in need and snag tickets to an LA Kings game while doing your Thanksgiving shopping? The Kings Care Foundation is partnering with Gelson's Manhattan Beach this holiday season.
For each turkey bought and donated on Friday, November 22, shoppers will receive two complimentary tickets to an upcoming Kings game at STAPLES Center.
All turkeys will be donated to Covenant House this Thanksgiving to help local families in need.
"It's so gratifying to partner with such a great local sports institution as the LA Kings on this meaningful program," said John Bagan, Chief Merchandising Officer of Gelson's. "We are excited to work with the Kings Care Foundation and appreciate the generosity of the Manhattan Beach community in helping those less fortunate this holiday season."
Members of the Kings family, Ice Crew and Bailey will be on-site at Gelson's Manhattan Beach greeting fans from 3:00-8:00 p.m., posing for pictures and handing out certificates that may be redeemed for tickets to selected games this coming season.
Gelson's currently operates 27 full-service specialty grocery stores in Southern California. Each Gelson's Market features the full amenities of a traditional supermarket, with the local flavor of a neighborhood market.
The mission of Kings Care Foundation is to support families in Los Angeles by dedicating financial and in-kind resources to services and programs. To that end, the Kings reinvest in LA-based non-profits with the following shared goals:
- Wellness - Support institutions and programs that ensure the mental and physical development of youth in Los Angeles.
- Sustainability - Prioritize sustainable business practices in our facilities and mobilize the entire LA Kings community to act responsibly.
- Social Advocacy - Address the challenges threatening our community that increase homelessness and violence.
- Inclusion - Foster environments that welcome individuals of all races, genders, socio-economic backgrounds and abilities.